Samsung Galaxy S III To Be Powered By Exynos 4412 SoC

With every passing day, new rumors and more information about the Samsung Galaxy S III pops up on the Internet. Until now, we have seen a couple of image leaks, which in my opinion are fake. There have also been numerous rumors that the Galaxy S III will be announced sometime in March or April. The latest rumors pegs the announcement date of the handset to 22nd May.

Now, an unnamed Samsung executive revealed in an interview with Korean Times that the company would be using its own in-house quad-core chip on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Even though the unnamed executive did not mention the exact name of the chipset, there is a strong possibility that the Galaxy S III will be using the Exynos 4412 SoC from Samsung.

The Exynos 4412 SoC from Samsung consists of four Cortex-A9 chips clocked anywhere between 1.5-18GHz, and will be accompanied by an ARM Mali-T608GPU. It will be interesting to see how the Galaxy S III competes with the HTC One X that uses a Tegra 3 SoC, and the One S, which is powered by a faster but dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC. In the GPU performance department, I expect the Samsung Galaxy S III to trump every other SoC available in the market, except for the A5X chip used inside the new iPad.